Comment 54 Re: I have many problems and this is one of them

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Some emerging open-source secure messaging systems

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I have many problems and this is one of them (Score: 2, Insightful)

by ploling@pipedot.org on 2014-02-23 02:54 (#4Y)

I like that people are aiming to create safer more secure software but unfortunately I have no reason to trust any hardware :|

Re: I have many problems and this is one of them (Score: 3, Interesting)

by spallshurgenson@pipedot.org on 2014-02-23 16:42 (#54)

Indeed. The application software is only one of the many interfaces that may be vulnerable. There's also the operating system, the hardware beneath that, the communications infrastructure, not to mention the guys on the other end of the communication. And even the most robust systems are dependent on the math that makes the encryption possible, and much of that was produced by the very agencies we've come to distrust.

Still, I guess it's all baby steps at first. Refusing to make any advances because they won't completely solve the problem won't get us anywhere either. And anything to make the task more difficult - even if it doesn't make it more impossible - for eavesdroppers is welcome.

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Time Reason Points Voter
2014-03-11 19:26 Insightful +1 kerrany@pipedot.org
2014-03-02 04:19 Interesting +1 lacey@pipedot.org

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